The 2011 National Preservation Conference was held at Buffalo, New York, October 19-22. This Field Session was Oct. 20 and was titled, "Chautauqua: A Historic Planned Community." Part 2 (of 4) begins at the Visitor's Center at Chautauqua Institution with a welcome by Congressman Brian Higgins. Four sites are then walked to in the Arts area of Chautauqua. All sites discussed had renovation in the past few years by the guide's architectural firm, Foit-Albert Associates.
The Field Session description from the final 2011 National Trust Conference program was as follows:
"The Chautauqua Institution, a 750-acre lakeside community, was founded in 1874 as a summer training center for Sunday-school teachers but soon offered diverse educational and cultural programs, giving birth to the national Chautauqua Movement that hosted programs around the country. The institute lives on today as a National Historic District, with buildings by regionally important architects such as E.B.Green. Recipient of a 2010 Silver Award at the International Awards for Livable Communities, it is a model for good community planning and design, and for the integration of the built and natural environment. Preservation architect Bonnie Foit-Albert will discuss the Chautauqua community's unique blend of educational and cultural facilities."
Session Manager: Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator, Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History, & Nature.
This recording is part of the C-SAAHN "Chautauqua Stories" AUDIO Series, an activity of The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN http://www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html) as part of the "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy."